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Professorship (W2 / W3) for Philosophy (Epistemology)
Published(1134 days ago)
Deadline for applications(1089 days ago)
University of BayreuthBayreuth
The University of Bayreuth is a research-oriented university with internationally competitive, interdisciplinary
focus areas in research and teaching. The Faculty of Cultural Studies at the University of Bayreuth is currently
seeking to appoint a
W2/W3 Professor for Philosophy (Epistemology)
as soon as possible. The position is offered with the possibility of being promoted to a W-3 Professor upon a successful
performance review of research and teaching in accordance with the Bayreuth-Track Personnel Development Model for professors
at the University of Bayreuth.
Applicants are expected to have earned an international reputation in epistemology and will preferably have areas of
competence in philosophy of science, philosophy of statistics and probability, causation, and/or
"philosophy of public policy". The candidate will have a track-record of research published in top international
refereed journals. Involvement in the strategic focus areas described in the University of Bayreuth’s Structure and Development
Plan (STEP 2020+) as well as the University’s research initiatives is expected.
The incumbent will play a key role in the decision-oriented BA and MA Philosophy & Economics degree programmes. The ability
to provide competent and dedicated teaching in the areas of epistemology relevant to Philosophy & Economics is essential.
Requirements for this position (according to Article 7 and Article 10 para 3 BayHSchPG) are a university degree, doctoral degree,
Habilitation (post-doctoral lecturing qualification), and proven excellence in teaching. Evidence of equivalent scholarly achievement,
for example as a junior professor or in a non-university environment, will also be considered. The ability to teach in the English
language is expected. Only applicants who are 51 years of age or younger can be hired as civil servants (Article 10 para 3 BayHSchPG).
The University of Bayreuth seeks to increase the proportion of women involved in research and teaching (in accordance with Article
4 para 1 sentence 1 BayHSchG) and therefore particularly welcomes female applicants. All qualifications being equal, severely
disabled applicants will be given priority. The University of Bayreuth strives to further increase the diversity of its
academic staff. For this reason, scholars who can help make the research and teaching profile of the university more diverse
are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants with children are highly welcome. The University of Bayreuth has been certified
as a "family-friendly university" and offers "dual career support" for career-oriented partners of highly qualified
employees. In addition, an extended audit conducted by the German Rectors Conference (HRK) returned a favourable review for
the University of Bayreuth’s commitment to internationalization.
Please send your cover letter and supporting documents (CV outlining your education and academic career, a list of publications,
a list of courses taught, your certificates and diplomas, and a description of your research) to the Dean of the Faculty of
Cultural Studies, Prof. Dr. Kurt Beck, 95440 Bayreuth by 26.08.2016. Application documents cannot be returned
to the applicant, and if unsuccessful, the files will be properly disposed of in accordance with data protection law.
Please also submit an identical copy of your application as a single PDF file (up to 30 MB) to